10 July 2020

2020 Canon EOS│PowerShot Camera Rumors & Release Dates

2020 Canon EOS│PowerShot Camera Rumors & Release Dates
Canon EOS / PowerShot Releases and Release Dates 2020

We should see some of the following highly anticipated / speculated  Canon EOS / Canon EOS M / Canon PowerShot cameras / EF Lenses be released during 2020.


More new Canon EOS / EOS M bodies, Canon PowerShot cameras and EF lenses will be added as the rumors / speculations become available.

Timelines
As with rumors and speculations there are no concrete timelines on the upcoming releases. These listed releases are anticipated releases based on historic timeline correlations / market releases of previously introduced Canon EOS  / PowerShot cameras.

Release Dates / Naming Conventions
Some of the listed products may be released at a later date. Some may even be released with different [detailed] Canon brand naming conversions. Or not be releases at all.

Specifications
The speculation and updating of specifications are of dynamic nature and could change / be updated on a regular basis. No claims are made on this website that any or all specifications are the final release specifications. Specifications and rumors will remain non-official speculative 'wish lists' until the official Canon announcements and release dates.


Expected Canon EOS | EOS RP | EOS M Releases 2020 / 2021


Canon EOS-1D X Mark III (Development is Official)
Replacement for the current Canon EOS-1D X Mark II
More Information / Development Press Releases>>

Canon EOS 5D Mark V
Replacement for the current Canon EOS 5D Mark IV
More Information>>

Canon EOS R Mark II
Replacement for the current Canon EOS R
More Information>>

Canon EOS RS
New EOS R System body speculation
More information>>

Canon EOS 7D Mark III (Still Hoping)
Replacement for the current Canon EOS 7D Mark II
More Information>>


Canon EOS 850D / Rebel T8i (Launched Feb 2020)
Replacement for the current Canon EOS 800D
More information>>


Canon EOS M5 Mark II

Replacement for the current Canon EOS M5
More Information>>

Canon EOS M60
Replacement for the current Canon EOS M50
More Information>>

Canon PowerShot SX80 HS
Replacement for the current Canon PowerShot SX70 HS (Compact / non-DSLR)
More Information>>



Canon EF / EF-S Lenses expected / rumored to be released 2020 / 2021
  • Canon EF 24-70mm f/2.8L IS USM Lens
  • Canon EF 135mm f/2 (IS) II USM Lens
  • Canon EF 600mm f/4 DO Lens
  • Canon EF 200-600mm f/4.5-5.6 IS USM Lens More

Canon Latest Digital Photo Professional Release / Downloads for Windows / Mac


Please note:  Information / specifications published in Anticipated Canon EOS DSLR / Canon PowerShot Releases 2020 post and / or elsewhere on any of this website's posts / pages ares based on anticipated / expected and rumored upcoming releases of new Canon EOS / PowerShot cameras - possibly to be launched during 2020 / 2021. No responsibility or ownership is taken or claimed for [additional] information provided by any website we may point readers to.
2020 Canon EOS│PowerShot Camera Rumors & Release Dates

New Canon EOS / PowerShot Cameras Launched 2019

09 July 2020

New Canon EOS R5 and Canon EOS R6


Canon EOS R5 Mirrorless Camera
The Secret Is Out: Canon Officially Announces The Canon EOS R5 and R6, The Company's Most Advanced Full-Frame Mirrorless Cameras Ever

The Company is Also Announcing Four RF Lenses, Two RF Lens Extenders, and a PRO Printer

MELVILLE, NY, July 9, 2020 – With anticipation at a fever pitch, Canon U.S.A. Inc., a leader in digital imaging solutions, is excited to introduce the company’s next generation of full-frame mirrorless cameras – the EOS R5 and EOS R6. These groundbreaking cameras are the result of many years of collecting and listening to feedback from Canon users and are sure to meet the needs and demands of a variety of creators. The EOS R5 is a camera designed for professional applications featuring a new 45-megapixel full-frame CMOS sensor and uncropped 8K video recording up to 29.97 fps. The EOS R6 is geared towards advanced amateurs featuring a 20.1-megapixel full-frame CMOS sensor and 4K video recording up to 59.94 fps. The addition of the EOS R5 and the EOS R6 cameras within the EOS R series lineup further solidifies Canon’s commitment to providing the equipment needed for users to bring their content to the next level.

Canon is also introducing four RF lenses and two RF lens extenders: The Canon RF100-500mm F4.5-7.1 L IS USM, Canon RF600mm F11 IS STM, Canon RF800mm F11 IS STM, and RF85mm F2 MACRO IS STM lenses. All four new lenses were designed to meet the ever-expanding demands of the skilled creatives who capture amazing imagery using EOS R series cameras, including the new EOS R5 and EOS R6. In addition to the lenses, there are two new RF lens extenders, a 1.4x and a 2x model, allowing for users to take their compatible RF lens focal lengths even farther, and a 13-inch professional printer, the imagePROGRAF PRO-300, to bring photos to life through the power of print.

“For all of the Canon research and development team members who worked tirelessly on the production of these new products, today marks the culmination of a long journey. For those people looking for the next great tools to work with to expand their creative possibilities, the door is now wide open,” said Tatsuro “Tony” Kano, Executive Vice President and General Manager of Canon U.S.A.’s Imaging Technologies & Communications Group. “The industry has asked for new products that can push their levels of creativity to new heights, and we are confident that the EOS R5 and EOS R6, alongside the new lenses, lens extenders, and the pro printer, will fulfill those needs and more.”

Canon EOS R5 and EOS R6

Both the EOS R5 and EOS R6 cameras have the ability to capture the action of a variety of fast-moving subjects with impressive accuracy and speed. When using the mechanical shutter, each can shoot up to 12 fps and up to 20 fps when using the completely silent shutter. Both cameras are the first to be outfitted with Canon’s advanced Dual Pixel CMOS AF II which utilizes up to approximately100 percent coverage of the AF area and EOS iTR AF X incorporating AF tracking algorithms using deep learning technology and enhanced readout speed of the CMOS sensor and processing speed thanks to the DIGIC X image processor. The 1,053 automatically selected AF Zones are made even more potent by the ability to detect the human eye, face or head as well as the eye, face or body of animals such as dogs, cats and even birds[i]. Adding to the feature set is the 5-axis In-Body Image Stabilizer, having coordinated control with Optical Image Stabilizer in IS equipped RF lenses. This provides up to 8 stops[ii] of shake correction, a feature that many creators have long asked for from Canon. Both the EOS R5 and R6 cameras come with a new LP-E6NH battery with a higher capacity than the previous model.

As the new flagship model in the EOS R series lineup, the EOS R5 camera has features that pack a punch for a variety of users who create both still and video content. It has a powerful 45-megapixel full-frame CMOS sensor and is driven by the speedy DIGIC X image processor, giving wide dynamic range as well as boasting an ISO range of 100-51,200 that is expandable up to 102,400[iii]. In a camera full of eye-popping features, one that really stands out is the ability to record uncropped 8K RAW internal video recording up to 29.97 fps and 8K internal video recording up to 29.97 fps in 4:2:2 10-bit Canon Log (H.265)/4:2:2 10-bit HDR PQ (H.265). The camera can also record 4K internal video recording up to 119.88 fps in 4:2:2 10-bit Canon Log (H.265)/4:2:2 10-bit HDR PQ (H.265). External recording in 4K is also available up to 59.94 fps. When in DCI modes, the 8K and 4K video recording is uncropped and Dual Pixel CMOS AF II is available in all 8K and 4K recording modes.

Additional features of the EOS R5 camera include:
  • Dual-card slots: 1x CFexpress[iv] and 1x SD UHS-II[v]
  • Built-in 0.5-inch OLED EVF with approximately 5.76 million dots and a 119.88 fps refresh rate[vi]
  • 3.2-inch 2.1 million dots vari-angle LCD touch screen
  • 5GHz/2.4GHz Built-in Wi-Fi®[vii] and Bluetooth[viii] Technology with the ability to utilize the image.canon application, as well as optional WFT-R10A wireless file transmitter with Ethernet support
  • Enhanced operating controls such as rear-dial, multi-controller
  • The ability to voice tag photos and videos
  • Weather, drip and dust sealing on par with the EOS 5D series

Canon EOS R6 Mirrorless Camera
The EOS R6 camera is well-equipped with a host of new features to push the limits of creativity for imaging enthusiasts. The combination of the EOS-1D X Mark III based 20.1-megapixel full-frame CMOS sensor and the DIGIC X image processor produces an ISO range of 100-102,400 and is expandable to 204,800. Internal video recording at 4K is capable up to 59.94 fps or 1080p up to 119.88 fps in 10 bit 4:2:2 Canon Log(H.265) or HDR PQ(H.265). The camera also features a built-in 0.5-inch OLED EVF with approximately 3.69 million dots and a 119.88 fps refresh rate[vi]. 

Additional features of the EOS R6 camera include:
  • Dual UHS-II SD card slots
  • 3-inch 1.62 million dots vari-angle LCD touch screen
  • 2.4GHz Built-in Wi-Fi®[vii] and Bluetooth Technology[viii] with the ability to utilize the image.canon application
  • Enhanced operating controls such as rear-dial, multi-controller
  • Weather, drip and dust sealing on par with the EOS 6D series

Battery Accessory
The optional BG-R10 battery grip accessory will be available for both the EOS R5 and EOS R6 full-frame mirrorless cameras. The BG-R10 accommodates up to two batteries and is compatible with the new LP-E6NH, LP-E6N and LP-E6 batteries. The convenient BG-R10 grip accessory can also improve handling for users while capturing portrait photography.

Canon RF100-500mm F4.5-7.1 L IS USM
The Canon RF100-500mm F4.5-7.1 L IS USM is a high-performance and versatile super-telephoto zoom lens that will find its way into the bags of many photographers. The compact and lightweight lens features optical image stabilization of up to five stops* of shake correction with three different IS modes, including standard, panning and during exposure only. Two Nano USM motors are at the heart of this lens and provide users with high-speed, smooth and quiet auto focus with a minimum focusing distance of three feet.

Additional features of the Canon RF100-500mm F4.5-7.1 L IS USM include:

  • Rotation-Type zoom ring and torque adjustment allows for precision control and feel
  • Customizable control ring that enables photographers to adjust exposure compensation, shutter speed, aperture or ISO
  • 12-pin Communication System
  • Canon L-Series grade dust and weather-resistant construction with a fluorine coating
  • Lens hood with side window allows specialty filters to be adjusted even while Lens Hood is attached
  • Compatible with the new 1.4x and 2x RF lens extenders (from 300 to 500mm focal length)


Canon RF600mm and 800mm F11 IS STMThe Canon RF600mm and RF800mm F11 IS STM lenses are the first fixed focal length super-telephoto RF lenses and are incredibly compact and lightweight. The portability of the new lenses is made even greater due to the ability for the lens barrel to retract and lock in place when the lenses are stowed away and not in use. Diffractive Optics technology helps to reduce the necessary number of lenses and greatly diminish the cost of the lenses, making them affordable for a broader group of photographers. Additional features of the Canon RF600mm and RF800mm F11 IS STM lenses include:
  • Lightweight - the RF600mm weighs approximately 2.05lb and the RF800mm weighs approximately 2.78lb, respectively
  • Compact size, RF600mm measures approximately 7.85inch and RF800mm with measures approximately 11.09inch when retracted, respectively
  • Fixed f/11 aperture
  • Optical image stabilization of five stops* for the RF600mm and four stops* for the RF800mm of Shake Correction
  • Lead screw-type STM enables smooth auto focusing for still-image and video shooting
  • Customizable control ring that allows photographers to adjust exposure compensation, shutter speed, aperture or ISO
  • 12-pin Communication System
  • Compatible with the new 1.4x and 2x RF lens extenders

Canon RF85mm F2 MACRO IS STMThe third RF85mm lens in the RF lineup, the Canon RF85mm F2 MACRO IS STM is compact and lightweight, featuring a bright f/2 aperture helping to capture images that have exceptional bokeh. The lens features a maximum magnification of 0.5x and a minimum focusing distance of 1.15 feet, providing users with macro-photography capability. 

Additional features of the Canon RF85mm F2 MACRO IS STM include:
  • Optical Image Stabilization with up to five stops* of Shake Correction
  • Hybrid IS compensates for angular and shift camera shake during macro photography
  • Control Ring for Direct Setting Changes.
  • 12-pin Communication System
  • Nine blade Circular Aperture

RF Lens Extenders
Lens extenders have long been a practical and useful tool for a variety of photographers. That story continues with the introduction of the Extender RF 1.4x and Extender RF 2x. The new lens extenders inherit the same high image quality, precision AF and reliability, such as being drip and dustproof, of EF lens extenders. When used in combination with the newly-released compatible lenses, the capturing range can be dramatically increased, providing consumers with additional use cases for their existing RF lenses.

Canon imagePROGRAF PRO-300
Completing the lineup of professional printer options from 13 inches through 60 inches, Canon also unveiled today the new 13-inch Canon imagePROGRAF PRO-300 Inkjet Printer along with a new Premium Fine Art Rough paper. Providing an improved workflow and high-quality output within a smaller footprint compared to previous models, this new printer excels at professional printing performance. Combined with the new Premium Fine Art Rough paper that features a textured surface to express the depth of an image, the printer along with the paper and new EOS R5 or EOS R6 camera introduces a new powerhouse professional imaging trio that meets creators’ demands.

Pricing and AvailabilityThe EOS R5 full-frame mirrorless camera is scheduled to be available at the end of July for an estimated retail price of $3899.00 for the body only and $4999.00 for the R5 and RF 24-105mm F4 L IS USM lens kit**.

The EOS R6 full-frame mirrorless camera is scheduled to be available at the end of August for an estimated retail price of $2499.00 for the body only, $2.899.00 for the R6 and RF 24-105 F4-7.1 IS STM lens kit or $3,599.00 for the R6 and RF 24-105mm F4 L IS USM lens kit**.

The BG-R10 battery grip accessory and WFT-R10A are both scheduled to be available at the end of July for an estimated retail price of $349.99 and $999.99**, respectively.

The RF100-500mm F4.5-7.1 L IS USM lens is scheduled to be available in September 2020 for an estimated retail price of $2,699.00. The RF600mm F11 IS STM and RF800mm F11 IS STM lenses are scheduled to be available at the end of July 2020 for an estimated retail price of $699.99 and $899.99, respectively. The RF85mm F2 MACRO IS STM lens is scheduled to be available in October 2020 for an estimated retail price of $599.99 **.

The RF Extender 1.4x and 2x are scheduled to be available at the end of July for an estimated retail price of $499.99 and $599.99** each.

The imagePROGRAF PRO-300 Printer will be available later in July for a suggested retail price of $899.99. Premium Fine Art Rough paper will also be available later in July for a suggested retail price of $44.99 for Letter size, $109.99 for 13” x 19” inches and $169.99, 17” x 22” inches**.

For more information please visit, www.usa.canon.com/virtualproductlaunch.

01 July 2020

Canon EOS Shutter | Actuation Count Software Utilities

Canon EOS Shutter / Actuation Count Software Utilities
For determining Canon EOS DSLR shutter count / shutter actuations it is required to use external apps / software utilities.

There’s no official Canon application / software utility for determining the shutter count for any Canon EOS DSLR body.

Herewith a list of software utilities that should provide the Canon EOS shutter count capability for determining actuations on Canon EOS bodies.

Please note: All software applications / utilities are downloaded on own risk, we do not take any responsibility / liability for any incorrect operation / error messages or dysfunctional application / utilities. We also do not offer technical / installation support on any listed software applications / software utilities.

Shutter Count / Shutter Actuations Applications & Software Utilities


Astro photography Tool with Shutter Counter

Astro photography Utility Demo that will also read Canon EOS Shutter Actuations Go>>

Canon EOS DIGITAL Info
Utility for Reading/ editing some Infos on Canon EOS DSLRs Go>>


Camera Shutter Count
Find out how many shots your Digital SLR has taken. P
hoto uploading Go>>

EOS Info
EOS Info claims to work with almost any DSLR Go>>

EOSMSG

The primary functions are retrieval of a shutter count and mirrorup count Go>>

EOSCount

Reads shutter counters from a Canon EOS DSLR (DIGIC III and later) camera Go>>

Reikan Focal 5.2.0
Detailed information about your camera, including useful information such as Shutter Count Go>>

FreeShutterCounter

Mac OS application that shows Canon EOS DSLR shutter count Go>>

Free Shutter Count
Find the shutter count on your Canon EOS for free Go>>

Magic Lantern
Free, open-source firmware add-on for Canon DSLR cameras Go>>

ShutterCount (iStore)
Displays the number of shutter actuations of your Canon EOS digital camera Go>>

Shutter Check for Mac App
Get shutter actuations count of your Canon EOS camera Go>>


Useful information pertaining to Shutter / Actuation Count Importance / How To... 

Canon EOS Camera Shutter Lifetime Expectancy

Canon EOS Camera Shutter Lifetime Expectancy

Finding the Shutter Actuations Count for Canon EOS Cameras
Finding the Shutter Actuations Count for Canon EOS Cameras


Finding Your Camera's Shutter Actuations
Finding Your Camera's Shutter Actuations

How to Check Canon Shutter Count (and Why it Matters)
How to Check Canon Shutter Count (and Why it Matters)

How to Find Total Shutter Actuations on Nikon and Canon DSLRs
How to Find Total Shutter Actuations on Nikon and Canon DSLRs


How to Know The Number of Shots a DSLR Camera Has Taken
How to Know The Number of Shots a DSLR Camera Has Taken


How to find shutter count on a Canon Rebel T6i 750D
How to find shutter count on a Canon Rebel T6i 750D

How do I get the shutter count for the EOS 7D Mark II on Windows 10 View

Canon EOS │ PowerShot Camera PDF User Guide Downloads

Canon EOS / PowerShot Camera PDF User Guide Downloads

A comprehensive list / linking to a variety of original Canon EOS / Powershot Camera PDF User Guide Downloads and other relevant Canon EOS / Powershot user guidance information. 

This is a dynamic Canon EOS / PowerShot Camera PDF User Guide data listing and more uploads will be made available as soon as possible / or as new Canon User Guides are made available. A few discontinued Canon EOS body downloads are also made available

Canon EOS AF Microadjustment Guidebook PDF Download
Canon EOS AF Microadjustment Guidebook PDF Download


Canon Wi-Fi Adapter W-E1 PDF User Manual Download
Canon Wi-Fi Adapter W-E1 PDF User Manual Download

Canon EOS Full Frame PDF User Guide / AF Guide Downloads
  • Canon EOS-1D X Mark II User Manuals / Guides - View
  • Canon EOS-1D X Mark II AF Guide / User Manual  - View
  • Canon EOS-1D X User Manuals / Guides - View
  • Canon EOS-1D X AF Guide / User Manual - View
  • Canon EOS-1D X Mark IV User Guides - View
  • Canon EOS-1D X Mark III User Guides - View
  • Canon EOS 5DS User Manuals / Guides - View
  • Canon EOS 5DS R User Manuals / Guides - View
  • Canon EOS 5D Mark IV User Manuals / Guides - View
  • Canon EOS 5D Mark III User Manuals / Guides - View
  • Canon EOS 5D Mark III AF Guide / Use Manual - View
  • Canon EOS 5D Mark II User Manuals / Guides - View
  • Canon EOS 5D User Manual / Guides - View
  • Canon EOS 6D Mark II Manual Guides View
  • Canon EOS 6D User Manuals / Guides - View

Canon EOS R Full Frame PDF User Guide Downloads
  • Canon EOS R User Manual / Guides - View
  • Canon EOR RP User Manual / Guides - View

Canon EOS APS-C PDF User Guide / AF Guide Downloads
  • Canon EOS 7D Mark III User Manuals / Guides - View *
  • Canon EOS 7D Mark II User Manuals / Guides - View 
  • Canon EOS 7D Mark II AF Guidebook Download - View 
  • Canon EOS 7D Instruction Manual Download - View
  • Canon EOS 90D Instruction Manual Download - View *
  • Canon EOS 80D Instruction Manual Download - View
  • Canon EOS 77D Instruction Manual Download - View
  • Canon EOS 70D Instruction Manual Download - View
  • Canon EOS 60D Instruction Manual Download - View
  • Canon EOS 50D Instruction Manual Download - View
  • Canon EOS 40D Instruction Manual Downloads - View 
  • Canon EOS 850D / Rebel T8i Instruction Manual Download - View
  • Canon EOS 800D / Rebel T7i Instruction Manual Download - View
  • Canon EOS 750D / Rebel T6i Instruction Manual Download - View
  • Canon EOS 760D Rebel T6s Instruction Manual Download - View
  • Canon EOS 700D / Rebel T5i Instruction Manual Download - View
  • Canon EOS 250D / Rebel SL3 Instruction Manual Download - View
  • Canon EOS 200D / Rebel SL2 Instruction Manual Download - View
  • Canon EOS 100D / Rebel SL1 Instruction Manual Download - View
  • Canon EOS 650D / Rebel T4i Instruction Manual Download - View
  • Canon EOS 600D / Rebel T3i Instruction Manual Download - View
  • Canon EOS 550D / Rebel T2i Instruction Manual Download - View
  • Canon EOS 500D / Rebel T1i Instruction Manual Download - View
  • Canon EOS 4000 / Rebel T100 Instruction Manual Download - View
  • Canon EOS 2000D / Rebel T7 Instruction Manual Download - View
  • Canon EOS 1300D Rebel T6 Instruction Manual Download - View
  • Canon EOS 1200D / Rebel T5 Instruction Manual Download - View
  • Canon EOS 1100D / Rebel T3 Instruction Manual Download - View
  • Canon EOS 1000D / Rebel XS Instruction Manual download - View

Canon EOS APS-C M Mirrorless  PDF User Guide Downloads
  • Canon EOS M User Manual / Guides - View
  • Canon EOS M3 User Manuals / Guides - View
  • Canon EOS M10 User Manuals / Guides - View
  • Canon EOS M5 User Manual / Guides - View
  • Canon EOS M6 Mark II User Manual - View
  • Canon EOS M6 User Manual / Guides - View
  • Canon EOS M100 User Manual / Guides - View
  • Canon EOS M50 User Manual / Guides - View

Canon PowerShot G-Series PDF User Guide Downloads
  • Canon PowerShot G16 Camera User Manual - View
  • Canon PowerShot G3 X Camera User Manual - View
  • Canon PowerShot G5 X Camera User Manual - View
  • Canon PowerShot G5 X Mark II Camera User Manual - View
  • Canon PowerShot G7 X Camera User Manual - View
  • Canon PowerShot G7 X Mark II Camera User Manual - View
  • Canon PowerShot G7 X Mark III Camera User Manual - View
  • Canon PowerShot G7 X Mark III Camera User Manual - View
  • Canon PowerShot G9 X Camera User Manual - View
  • Canon PowerShot G9 X Mark II Camera User Manual - View
  • Canon PowerShot G1 X Camera User Manual - View
  • Canon PowerShot G1 X Mark II Camera Manual - View

Canon PowerShot SX-Series PDF User Guide Downloads
    • Canon PowerShot SX80 HS Camera User Manual - View *
    • Canon PowerShot SX70 HS Camera User Manual - View
    • Canon PowerShot SX60 HS Camera User Manual - View
    • Canon PowerShot SX50 HS Camera User Manual - View
    • Canon PowerShot SX40 HS Camera User Manual - View
    • Canon PowerShot SX540 HS Camera User Manual - View
    • Canon PowerShot SX530 HS Camera User Manual - View
    • Canon PowerShot SX710 HS Camera User Manual - View
    • Canon PowerShot SX720 HS Camera User Manual - View
    • Canon PowerShot SX730 HS Camera User Manual - View
    • Canon PowerShot SX610 HS Camera User Manual - View
    • Canon PowerShot SX420 HS Camera User Manual - View

    Canon EOS SLR Film Camera PDF User Guides
    Canon EOS SLR Film Camera PDF User Guides 


    * Canon EOS / PowerShot Cameras not release yet


    Please note that no PDF documents are maintained / stored on this website.

    Canon EOS 7D Mark II
    Canon EOS 7D Mark II



    Canon EX Speedlite Flash PDF / Macro Ring Lite User Guide Downloads

    New Canon PowerShot SX80 HS Rumors & Announcement Update

    New Canon PowerShot SX80 HS  Rumors & Announcement Update
    It is rumored that the Canon PowerShot SX80 HS  will replace the Canon PowerShot SX70 HS in September 2019.

    Other Canon PowerShot SX80 HS Release Rumor URL Links

    Canon PowerShot SX80 HS coming September 2019
    Canon PowerShot SX80 HS coming September 2019


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    New Canon EOS / PowerShot Cameras to be Released 2019

    Canon EOS Camera System PDF Brochure Vol 9.01 Download

    Download Canon EOS System Brochure PDF Vol. 9.01
    Download Canon EOS System Brochure Vol. 9.01

    EOS: THE NEXT CHAPTER
    When the EOS system was introduced in 1987, Canon changed the course of photography. With its new, electronically controlled mount system plus an ultrasonic motor within the lens, the first EOS system and EF lenses broke new technological ground, creating a system that produces scores of memorable images even three decades later. In 2018, the EOS line expands to include the new EOS R system.

    With a new lens mount designed to deliver excellence today and to enable incredible new lens designs in the future, the EOS R camera is compatible not only with Canon’s new RF lenses, but also works with your EF and EF-S lenses, infinitely expanding the EOS system’s capabilities. With a remarkable range of EOS cameras ready to deliver the versatility and performance today’s visual storytellers demand, there’s never been a better time for EOS. (Source: Canon EOS System Brochure Vol 9.01)

    To Download the Canon EOS Camera / Lens System PDF Brochure go down the Canon EOS 90D Page and Click / Tap on the Brochures Tab - Download >>

    Canon EOS System PDF Brochure Vol 9.01 Contents

    Canon EOS System Technology

    • EOS R Technology 
    • EOS Camera Technology 
    • EF / RF Lens Technology 
    • EOS Applications 

    Canon EOS System Lineup

    • EOS RP Camera
    • EOS R Camers 
    • RF Lenses
    • Mount Adapters EF-EOS R 
    • EOS Cameras
    • EOS Camera Comparison Chart
    • EOS System Chart
    • EF / RF Lenses
    • EF / RF Lens Accessories
    • EF / RF Lens Chart 

    Canon Speedlite Lineup

    • Speedlite Flashes 
    • Speedlite Technology 
    • Speedlite Accessories 

    Canon EOS System Accessories

    • EOS Accessories  

    Canon PowerShot Lineup

    • PowerShot G-Series Cameras

    Canon Binoculars Lineup

    • IS Binoculars 

    Canon Cinema Lineup
    • Cinema Lenses
    • Cinema Cameras

    Printer Lineup
    • imagePROGRAF-Pro Series Printers 
    • PIXMA Printers 

    Canon Education & Support

    • Canon Live Learning 
    • Canon Online Learning 
    • Professional Service / Support 
    • Canon Professional Services (CPS)

    Download the Canon EOS Camera / Lens System PDF Brochure - Download >>


    Canon EOS Camera System PDF Brochure Vol  9.01: The Next Chapter  :  Image Credit Canon
    Canon EOS Camera System PDF Brochure Vol  9.01: The Next Chapter  :  Image Credit Canon
    Canon EOS / PowerShot Camera PDF User Guide Downloads

    Canon EX Speedlite Flash PDF / Macro Ring Lite User Guide Downloads
    Canon EX Speedlite Flash  / Macro Ring Lite PDF User Guide Downloads >>


    Canon EOS System Brochure PDF Download: Canon EOS R : Image Credit Canon
    Canon EOS System Brochure PDF Download: Canon EOS R : Image Credit Canon
    New Canon EOS / PowerShot Cameras to be Released 2019

    24 June 2020

    Canon develops world's first 1-megapixel SPAD image sensor

    TOKYO, June 24, 2020—Canon Inc. announced today that the company has developed the world's first1 single photon avalanche diode (SPAD) image sensor with signal-amplifying pixels capable of capturing 1-megapixel images. SPAD image sensors are ideal for such applications as 2-dimensional cameras, which capture and develop still image and video in an extremely short span of time. These sensors also hold potential for use in 3-dimensional cameras due to their ability to obtain information about the distance between them and a subject as image data.

    A SPAD sensor is a uniquely designed image sensor in which each pixel possesses an electronic element. When a single light particle, called a photon, reaches a pixel it is multiplied—as if creating an "avalanche"—that results in a single large electrical pulse. The ability to generate multiple electrons from a single photon provides such advantages as greater sensitivity during image capture and high precision distance measurement.

    The SPAD image sensor developed by Canon overcomes the longstanding difficulties of achieving this effect with high pixel counts. By adopting new circuit technology, Canon's sensor uses a method known as photon counting to realize a digital image resolution of 1 megapixel. What's more, the sensor employs a global shutter that allows simultaneous control of exposure for every pixel. Exposure time can be shortened to as little as 3.8 nanoseconds2, making possible clear and distortion-free image capture. In addition, the sensor is capable of up to 24,000 frames per second (FPS) with 1 bit output, thus enabling slow-motion capture of fast movement within an extremely short time frame.

    Thanks to its ability to capture fine details for the entirety of events and phenomena, this technology holds the potential for use in a wide variety of fields and applications including clear, safe and durable analysis of chemical reactions, natural phenomena including lightning strikes, falling objects, damage upon impact and other events that can't be observed with precision by the naked eye.


    The sensor also features a high time resolution as precise as 100 picoseconds2, enabling it to determine the exact timing at which a photon reaches a pixel with ultra-high accuracy. Leveraging this functionality, the sensor is capable of Time of Flight distance measurement. What's more, with a high resolution of 1 megapixel and high-speed image capture, it is also able to accurately perform 3D distance measurements in situations where multiple subjects overlap—useful in such scenarios as a vehicle distance measurement for self-driving automobiles and grasping 3D spatial information for xR3 and similar devices.

    Canon's development of a SPAD image sensor enables 3D cameras capable of recognizing depth information to achieve a resolution of 1 megapixel is expected to rapidly expand the use of such cameras as the "eyes" of high-performance robotic devices. Going forward, Canon will strive to anticipate the needs of industry by continuing to advance its innovative image sensor technology, further expand the possibilities of what is visible, spur evolution in science and industry through high-precision detection of information and contribute to the development of fields yet to be discovered.

    1Among SPAD sensors. As of June 23, 2020. Based on Canon research.
    21 nanosecond = one billionth of a second. 1 picosecond = 1 trillionth of a second.
    3"xReality," where x represents a variable for the unknown. Includes AR (augmented reality), MR (mixed reality) and VR (virtual reality).


    Additional information
    The camera utilizing the sensor described in this press release, and its accompanying journal article, were jointly developed and written with scientists at the Swiss Federal Institute of Technology in Lausanne and published in Optica, the journal of the Optical Society of America.

    Title: Megapixel time-gated SPAD image sensor for 2D and 3D imaging applications

    SPAD Sensors
    A Single Photon Avalanche Diode (SPAD) sensor is a specially configured sensor in which a diode is placed within each pixel. Each diode, when receiving a single incoming photon of light, is able to turn this photon into an "avalanche" of electrons to create a single large electrical pulse signal. With the ability to convert a single photon into multiple electrons, this technology can contribute to greater sensitivity during photography as well as more accurate distance measurements.


    SPAD sensors output a signal based on the number of generated pulses it counts. Although able to detect a single photon, each pixel requires its own memory or a counter, and conversion of a photon into multiple electrons requires a high voltage and consequently a high-voltage-resistant structure with sufficient insulation capabilities. Such requirements inevitably lead to larger pixels, and as a result, miniaturization and increased pixel counts have thus far proven difficult to realize. However, in recent years, there has been great progress in 3-dimensional stacking technologies, which has reinvigorated R&D efforts in the field.

    In recent years, SPAD sensors have been used in various existing devices and equipment. Currently, smartphones utilize proximity sensors to determine the distance between the device and physical objects around it. In the field of medicine, these sensors are also used to detect radiation for the purpose of detecting cancer in early stages, such as Positron Emission Tomography (PET).

    There are high expectations for the application of SPAD sensors in an even wider range of technologies, including onboard vehicle sensors, "xR" type devices--augmented reality (AR), mixed reality (MR), virtual reality (VR), robotic vision and monitoring, space exploration, bio-imaging, optical communications and quantum computing.

    Photon Counting

    In physics, photon counting refers to the technique by which optical sensors count the number of photon particles, the smallest unit of light, and thereby determine such parameters of signal light as intensity and time distribution.

    With conventional photodetectors, analog signals are detected via electrical currents and voltage. Meanwhile, photon counting method treats light signals as discreet digital signals.

    Photon counting treats light as digital signals, and can eliminate the interference from electronic noise, enabling highly accurate detection of weak signals. Additionally, when utilized with dedicated processing circuitry, photon counting can accurately detect not only the amount of light, but also the precise time at which the photon is detected.

    Principles of conventional photodetectors and photon counting

    Time of Flight measurement
    Time of Flight (ToF) measurement is a method for determining the distance between a sensor and another object. Distance is measured based on how quickly light emitted from a light source, travelling at light-speed (300,000 km/s), reflects off the target object and returns to the sensor.
    Because light travels at such incredibly fast speed, distance calculation using the ToF method must be performed in a span of between 1 nanosecond (one billionth of a second) and one picosecond (one trillionth of a second)—and therefore requires an optical sensor capable of responding to such a high-speed regime with precision.

    The sensor also features a high time resolution as precise as 100 picoseconds, enabling to determine the exact timing at which a photon reaches a pixel with ultra-high accuracy. Leveraging this functionality, the sensor is capable of Time of Flight distance measurement. When utilizing ToF measurement by equipping a light-emitting device (or camera using a specialized sensor) with a SPAD image sensor, the time duration between pulse light being directed at an object and the light returning to the sensor is used to determine the physical distance between the sensor and the subject. SPAD image sensors utilizing the ToF method can be easily installed on various devices and can measure depth information including 3D distance with extraordinary precision, even in dark environments. This capability holds the promise of use in such applications as distance measurement between vehicles for self-driving automobiles and grasping 3D spatial information for xR and similar devices.

    News Source: Canon Global